Meet the PHA Support Line Volunteers

Our Support Line is staffed by friendly long-term patient volunteers. They are here to answer your PH questions, lend a sympathetic ear or help you solve problems or issues relating to living with PH. Our Support Line volunteers are patients and caregivers. If you ever have any questions or concerns about anything you experience please contact us at


Merle Reeseman Laurie Johannsen Carol Melanie Kozak

Call the Support Line to:

  1. Talk to another patient right away
  2. Ask questions and get tips about living with PH
  3. Find a local doctor
  4. Vent!
  5. Find a local support group
  6. Get feedback from a long-term survivor
  7. Learn more about PHA
  8. Learn how you can get involved with PHA

Call 911 for emergencies, and for anything else, call on us!





Brigette Janet Jan Noel




Lynn Jane Debbie Elisa




LaDona Mack L. Lilly Meera






Participants may receive an anonymous follow-up survey about their experience.

This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

PHA is proud to be able to make educational materials and programs like these available for free to everyone because of the generous support from members of the community just like you. Donations are welcome!
Disclaimer: PHA PHriends are available to provide hope and support to PH patients and caregivers. They are not intended to provide medical advice on individual matters, which should be obtained directly from a physician.


PHA Launches Telephone Support Group for Patients

Have a hard time making it to a support group meeting? No problem. PHA is bringing the support group to YOU — straight to your home — via a telephone support group. Email Supportgroups@
to participate.

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The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs. PHA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products or services.

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